African Youth Day Conference 2011 (AYDAC'11)

Venue: Ingwenya Country Escape

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 01, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2011
Early Registration Date: Oct 04, 2011
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The conference will pave way for youth to examine workable methods to improve youth unity as well as strengthen youth economic empowerment through leadership development, entrepreneurship support and agricultural transformation.

The purpose of AYDAC 2011 shall be to unify and seek ways to empower the youth in the development of Africa. It shall develop a network of international organizations dedicated to promoting youth capacity building and economic development.

2. Conference Objectives
a) To echo the voice of ordinary young people of Africa
b) To share information and best practices in promoting opportunities for youth encouraging youth to start new entrepreneurship initiatives
c) To establish suitable structures for meeting the unique needs for youth business start-ups in developing economies in Africa
d) To build lasting relationships between youth and business institutions
e) To infuse a gender perspective and rights-based approach to policies and programs for youth
f) To cultivate in the youth the spirit of accountability, transparency and integrity (ATI)

3. Three Pillars of the Conference
The key discussions and resolutions of African Youth Day Conference shall be founded on three integrated key pillars as follows:
 Unity, Good governance, Ethical and transformative leadership
 African Youth socio-economic empowerment and gender symmetry
 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the active role of youth

4. Interventions / Activities
4.1 Entrepreneurship Development
At its core the conference will seek build an enabling environment that shall present clear strategies for youth empowerment.
4.2 Opportunities for Youth Involvement in Agriculture

The AYDAC 2011 shall present an overview of the challenges and opportunities for youth in agro business and agriculture. Further to that youth shall make recommendations that will result in increased participation in agricultural activities and agro business start-ups by young people between the ages of 15 and 35 in Africa.

4Convened and Arranged by
Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth)
In Partnerships

Mr. Mordekai Shumba
Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 023 4260
Mobile: +27 (0) 73 445 4355


Elandsdrift Road, Muldersdrift
South Africa

Additional Information

Registration Fee is R500 (US$75) Accomodation and food for the duration of Stay is R2430 (US$270)